Thanksgiving Resources



Teachers will find interesting, ready-to-use primary sources to deepen student understanding of the history and traditions of Thanksgiving on the Teacher Page at the Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov/education/ See the Thanksgiving primary set:  http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/primarysourcesets/thanksgiving/

Our national heritage becomes clear  in the artistic renderings of  past Thanksgivings. Primary source documents include George Washington's call for a day of thanksgiving and Abraham Lincoln's official Thanksgiving proclamation.  Students may also enjoy comparing the images to their own family's Thanksgiving traditions.